What do you do when false teachers come into the church?
Paul addressed this in his letter to the churches in Galatia. The blogs that follow will lead you through a study of his letter to them, preserved (and relevant) for us. Using Scripture, only–not commentaries, opinions, or theories–we will look at the author, the recipients, and the message.
I hope you will join me in exploring the Word of God. Take your time. Let your eyes do more than touch the words. Let His Word touch your heart.
Where do you start?
Pray. The Holy Spirit is our teacher (John 14:26).
Look at the Scripture. BlueLetterBible link to Galatians.
Read the book of Galatians, and make a list. Because the author, Paul, identifies himself in the first verse, I started by finding out all I could about him from this letter. Making a list is the easiest way for me to do that, so I read through Galatians noting everything I learned about Paul. The verses where I found information about him are listed below to help you get started.
Remember to take your time. If you only see a few each day, that’s fine.
After you finish finding out all you can about the author, Paul, from Galatians, leave a comment below to let me know what you learned. What kind of man is he? What is the purpose of his letter? Why did he write it?
Look at the who, what, when, where, why, and how in each reference.
I found information about him in the verses listed below. I added my notes to the first one.
1:1 – Paul wrote this. He considered himself an apostle, “not sent from men nor through the agency of man, but through Jesus Christ and God the Father, who raised Him from the dead.” Answers the questions, “who wrote this?” and “who was Paul?”
It is often noted that the only way to discern a fake, is to know the real. Blessings to you, precious one, as you glean truth from the one and only source of truth, God’s Word.